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News Archive - December 2009

King is honoured 31 December 2009
ANNE King, membership and marketing director of the Building Services Research & Information Association, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.

From frankincense to fridges - camels bear cool answer 23 December 2009
FORGET the three wise men and their 'precious' gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, camels are now transporting medicine to remote African communities by bearing solar-powered refrigeration units on their backs.

2010 HCFC phaseout prompts Eurammon offer 21 December 2009
PLANNERS of refrigeration systems can contact Eurammon for answers regarding the planning, approval and operation of systems that use natural refrigerants.

BRA makes UK fridge report available to all 21 December 2009
THE British Refrigeration Association has commissioned reports on the UK fridge market for sponsoring members for years but has now decided to make the report available to all.

Bitzer celebrates 75th birthday with 10% growth hope 21 December 2009
CELEBRATING its 75th birthday, compressor manufacturer Bitzer is forecast to enjoy a 10% growth rate in 2010.

Two firms and md fined for cool store explosion 15 December 2009
ICEPAK Coolstores, the owner of the New Zealand cool store which exploded killing a firefighter and injuring 7 firemen, has been slapped with a fine and compensation costs.

Heat pump boost from Darling's PBR 14 December 2009
HEAT pump manufacturers got a welcome boost from the government's decision to offer £400 to householders to help finance the upgrade of their G-rated boiler with 'a new boiler or renewable heat unit'.

Some 70% of Chillventa space booked up 14 December 2009
TEN months before the start of Chillventa 2010, more than 370 exhibiting firms from the refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pump industry have booked stands at the international acr trade fair.

Driving forward: Glover's agency revival 14 December 2009
Steve Glover, founder of the former Daikin distributor's agent the Air Conditioning Agency, is back in control of the business.

Panasonic buys Sanyo in $4.6 billion deal 10 December 2009
JAPANESE electronics giant Panasonic Corp. has announced that it has acquired a 50.19% controlling stake in Sanyo, in a deal worth $4.6 billion USD (403.8 billion yen).

Bringing bear facts to Copenhagen 08 December 2009
AN 11-TONNE block of ice containing a life-size bronze polar bear skeleton has been transported to Copenhagen with help from refrigeration firm Bring Frigoscandia.

Early bird gets the best conference rate 08 December 2009
INDUSTRY professionals wishing to attend Transforming Technologies 2010 conference, hosted by ACR News, have until Jan 7 to take advantage of its cheaper early bird rate.

Worker dies at George Barker fridge factory 03 December 2009
A WORKER has died in an accident at the George Barker fridge factory in Bradford.

Sainsbury's starts selling heat pumps in stores 02 December 2009
SAINSBURY'S has become the first supermarket to sell heat pumps in its stores, with its Home Energy Centres (HECs) open at three stores this week.

Emerson Climate Technologies hires retail solutions president 02 December 2009
EMERSON Climate Technologies has announced the appointment of Mark Dunson to the post of president of its Retail Solutions division.

Frigopol's CEO is set to become football boss 02 December 2009
HANS Rinner, CEO of Austrian refrigeration company Frigopol Kalteanlagenbau is set to become president of the Austrian Football Bundesliga.

MSS buys Redhill maintenance firm 01 December 2009
AIR-CONDITIONING firm Managed Support Services (formerly Worthington Nicholls) has acquired Redhill-based maintenance business Status Building Services for £3.7m.

Tesco eco-store focus of IOR paper 01 December 2009
THE Institute of Refrigeration's next evening paper is presented on December 3 by Andy Campbell of Tesco on its supermarket at Manchester's Cheetham Hill.

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